OCD CCD Coffee brewing tips:
Clever Coffee Dripper, there are 3 variables you control which make pronounced differences to your caffeinated beverage experience:
- Water temp: Start with water that’s just-off boil (i.e. Wait 10 seconds after your kettle stops violently boiling). Coffee too bitter? Try waiting a minute or two after boiling stops before steeping.
- Bean/water ratio: Start with 22g beans/360g water (yields 300g of brewed coffee). Too weak? More beans. Too strong? Less beans.
- Steep time: Try a 3 minutes steep in the CCD before placing it on a cup to drip. Longer for stronger.
Aside: if it takes more than a minute or two for the CCD to finish dripping into your cup you need a coarser grind (the not-so-secret 4th variable).
Recommended Brewing Gear:
Any kettle will do, but if I didn’t already have one, I’d be tempted to get the long-necked cordless Bonavita Hot Water Kettle
Wanna grind your own beans? Pickup the Encore Electric Coffee Grinder or, for a cheaper hand-cranked alternative, this Stainless Steel Grinder will give you consistently great brew results. If you want to grind fine espresso, I’d recommend heavier-duty models, but that’s an entirely different post 🙂
** Of course just when we publish this article a new coffee maker comes out that gives the CCD a run for our daily grind! After a year of testing, it’s replaced the Clever Coffee Dripper as our daily coffee maker. Links and full review of the Bonavita Immersion Coffee Dripper here.
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